Market Commentary

by Byron Wien

Blackstone is pleased to offer the following Market Commentary by Byron Wien to share his thinking on global economic developments, market insights and other factors that may influence investment opportunities and strategies.

Byron Wien is a Vice Chairman

  • Apr 28, 2017

    The Message of the Bond Market

    At the beginning of the year, most market strategists were in agreement that interest rates were going to rise in 2017.
  • Mar 29, 2017

    Winning Is Easy; Governing Is Hard

    Donald Trump swept into office on a populist wave. His promise of greater growth for the United States economy resonated with a large part of those disappointed with stagnant wages and a lack of opportunity.
  • Mar 01, 2017

    The Administration Now Faces the Hurdles of Reality

    There has rarely been a new presidential administration in the history of the United States that has tried to get so much done in its first ten days as the current one.
  • Jan 31, 2017

    Counting on Trump to Deliver

    The Ten Surprises of 2017 have a generally constructive tone. President Trump campaigned promising significant change to the American people. He raised expectations, and that’s why he won. Now he has to get his pro-growth agenda implemented.
  • Jan 04, 2017

    The Ten Surprises of 2017

    Each year I make a practice of reviewing The Ten Surprises of the year that has passed. Last year’s list was on its way to being one of my best and then Donald Trump won the presidential election and everything changed.